Sun Island Resort and Spa

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About

Escape to an exotic world of breathtaking possibility, where adventure and relaxation are equally within reach. At Sun Island Resort & Spa – a flowering jewel among Maldives family hotels – every moment is free to shape into your personal version of paradise.


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Accommodation

Sun Island Resort & Spa has 462 beautifully furnished rooms. All rooms are designed to give comfort and a harmonious view. From garden villas to water bungalows, all the rooms have the mainstream amenities & accessories and are conveniently equipped for the modern tourist.

Standard Beach Bungalow |  21 sqm

With the beach at your doorstep and the ocean in sight, the Standard Beach Bungalows at Sun Island Resort & Spa offer a personal gateway to the paradise suitable for every type of traveler.

Superior Beach Bungalow | 26 sqm

Upgrade to the increased comforts of the Super Deluxe Rooms at Sun Island Resort & SPA. Superior Beach Bungalows are located on beachfront, separated off by lush greeneries.

Sun Villa | 28 sqm

Escape into our lush Sun Villas in this very cozy ambiance located in the heart of the island. Awaken your senses in this retreat hidden in the dense gardens of Sun Island Resort & SPA.

Sunset Villa | 28 sqm

Indulge yourself in a glass of wine right outside your Sunset Villa, while enjoying the wonderful sunsets of the Maldives turning into a stunning view of the starry night sky above the ocean.

Water Bungalow | Large and richly furnished, exclusive accommodations

Walk down the jetty to reach your room set on stilts above the tranquil turquoise lagoon, our Maldives water bungalows truly embrace the island atmosphere of Sun Island Resort & SPA.


Facilities

DINING

Sun Island Resort & SPA offers 1 buffet and 4 à la carte restaurants ranging from renown Italian to local cuisines, the resort’s diverse restaurants are not to be missed.

Maaniyaa | Buffet Restaurant

At Maaniyaa Restaurant, Every meal is a cornucopia of gourmet culinary pleasures, each one more enticing than the last. Give in to the temptation of these extravagant Maldives buffets. This spacious, open-air restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, offering a diverse mix of local and international dishes for each. Though this is the only one of our Maldives restaurants accommodated by our meal plans, the vast range of available options will ensure plenty of variety for our guests.

Al Pontile | Italian Restaurant

Embark on a culinary journey to the heart of Rome, and enjoy an evening at Ristorante Al Pontile, the only Maldives Italian restaurant at Sun Island Resort & Spa.  Translated as “the jetty,” Al Pontile is a tranquil, over-water oasis designed to serve as a feast for the senses. As your eyes marvel at stunning views of our aquamarine lagoon and intricate coral reef, your palate will be inspired by a traditional Italian and Japanese specialties. Discover an innovative fusion of cuisines and taste the tropics as never have before.

Sun Star | Thai Restaurant

Like a floating temple to gourmet cuisine, Sun Star Thai Restaurant stands majestically above the still lagoon. As a distinctive over-water dining venue, this Maldives Thai restaurant provides a unique opportunity to dine directly along the ocean’s edge. For the ultimate romantic evening, choose a table on the restaurant’s wraparound deck, and dine beneath the twinkling stars. Sun Star isn’t just another Maldives Asian restaurant – it’s an experience you can’t find anywhere else in the world.

Southern Star | Speciality Restaurant

Enjoy a taste of India at Southern Star Restaurant, one of the most flavourful dining venues at Sun Island Resort & Spa. Featuring an exotic approach to Maldives casual dining, Southern Star offers elaborate daily buffets, complete with international dishes, fresh seafood displays, and a specialty Indian menu. Linger over morning coffee as you listen to the gentle rustling palms, or indulge in a global culinary tour as you sample dishes from around the world. Discover an eclectic choice of Indian restaurants.

ZERO | Gastronomic Adventure

For those who are seeking the ultimate in a healthy lifestyle and for those environment enthusiasts. One of a kind dining experience on the ground, to that one exclusive table reachable by a hanging bridge on the treetop. Our chef will help you to pick out the ingredients of your choice from a variety of greens grown right at our backyard which vary from several types of lettuce, herbs and many more. As Maldives is 99% sea, ZERO offers dishes cooked up with fresh seafood.

Island BBQ | Seafood Restaurant

Savour the fresh, wonderfully flavorful cuisine of ISLAND BBQ. An exceptional Maldives seafood and barbecue restaurant at Sun Island Resort & Spa . With daily catches pulled in from the crystalline water surrounding our resort, Guraamuli offers some of the freshest seafood you’ll ever enjoy. For an interactive Maldives barbecue experience, visit this beachfront restaurant after partaking in a fishing excursion, and we’ll prepare your catch on the grill as you watch the sun dip below the horizon.


ARAAMU SPA

Araamu Spa in our resorts will take you to the same blissful state to ensure that you recover totally from the strains of modern life. The time at our spa is the time you set aside for your own deep relaxation. “ARAAMU” is a Dhivehi word, Sanskrit in origin which donates a blissful state of total relaxation.


Amenities

  • Bungalow
  • Main Pool
  • SPA
  • Bar
  • Events Facilities
  • Private Pool


Reviews

  • Mike B from United Kingdom reviewed

    on 10/11/2019 on TripAdvisor

    What a place beautiful beaches great snorkeling great food and really nice staff. We stayed in the standard beach bungalow allowing you to walk out the door and be in clear warm waters of the lagoon in 30 seconds. Fab sea life all around the island and lots of reefs and beautiful fish to see. We would have stayed another week the restaurant had everything our waiter Bodie was always very attractive and always took great care with all the guests he served. Would boog again in a heartbeat

  • Raluca B from Austria reviewed

    on 18/11/2019 on TripAdvisor

    We had the best holiday at Sun Island in November 2019, it is a big island with a beautiful view and with many activities. We stayed seven nights in a superior beach bungalow which was a good choice because it was spacious with a beautiful view to the ocean. The food was various and tasty. And our waiter Alim made every meal more enjoyable. He was also very nice and helpful. There you can practice a lot of activities: sports, watersports, games, trips etc. We experienced the sunset fishing, snorkeling and we were also on a trip on an nearest island. Thank you for the greatest holiday.

  • Harindu Gurusinghe from Sri Lanka reviewed

    on 17/11/2019 on TripAdvisor

    Superb Resort experience that anyone must have gained atleast once in a lifetime. Rates of the resort are less compared to the other resorts in Maldives, but when the air transfer fee is added it is the same expensive as the other resorts. We only stayed 2 days in the resort which is not enough to experience all the activities in the resort. This is know to be the largest resort island in Maldives. The staff was great, they were super professional. The buffet was having plenty of choices and nicely arranged, credit must go to all the Chefs there. We stayed in the water bungalows which are built in the ocean. We can directly get down to the sea for snorkeling from our room. Water level of the sea is bit high during the noon time and it is low in the morning and evening which is safe for anyone who's not good at swimming even. You can hire snorkeling equipment from the diving center but it's bit expensive. Everyday at 6.30pm there are two shows of Mantha feeding and Shark feeding near the water bungalows. You can either take speed boat transfer or air transfer to reach the hotel. Hotel will inform you the timing of the transfers matching your flight timings. As we traveled with an infant they provided us with a baby cot at no additional cost.

  • Sandy Clarke from Harrogate, North Yorkshire reviewed

    on 15/11/2019 on Facebook

    This was my first holiday to this beautiful Island and the Maldives all I can say is the staff are amazing friendly and so helpful! We will definitely come back and we have made some amazing memories. We stayed in a water bungalow that was spotless even day thanks to are room boy Arum. Large suites · Good room service · Spacious rooms · Thoughtful amenities · Great hotel bar · Helpful concierge · Luxury bath products · Quiet rooms

  • Kalina Mitchell from Ruse, Bulgaria reviewed

    on 24/08/2018 on Facebook

    Stayed at sunset Vila at the end of August 2018, absolutely loved everything about this island . Amazingly beautiful place , fantastic beach , good food and very good cleanliness ...Flaura & fauna preserved at its best . But most of all overwhelmed by how lovely and kind hearted Maldivian people are . Some of the nicest most attentive and helpful people I’ve ever come across . Made our experience unforgettable . Thank you to all @ sun island Maldives

  • Nicola Jayne Shinkins from United Kingdom reviewed

    on 04/11/2019 on Facebook

    The staff are amazing, everything is so clean and tidy. the food is fab. The water bungalows we stayed in had plenty of room and were beautiful inside with amazing views outside. We went in a snorkel trip and saw Manta rays, dolphins, pilot whales, turtles and whale sharks.

  • Sara Kuparinen from Finland reviewed

    on 28/07/2018 on Facebook

    Stayed here in May for 10 days, in water bungalow. We had all inclusive package. Our holiday was amazing, all the staff were super nice, views were breathtaking, food was delicious... our waiter in the restaurant was so funny and nice and took good care of us. I can't think anything bad to say, except that the holiday had to end! Also your snorkeling trip to see mantas, whalesharks and seaturtles were super (even we did see only seaturtles). I miss that turquoise sea so much! Thank you all!! < 3 it was a long way from Finland, but totally worth it!

  • Gianluca Giorgio from Colombia reviewed

    on 14/04/2019 on Facebook

    Magnificent. What time would you recommend a Maldives resort, I would indicate the Sun Island for any kind of holiday. The structure offers any kind of services, aimed at relaxation and at the same time for fun. The resort's strong point is the magnificent staff attentive to any particular. The rooms are very clean and the staff are very good. The restaurant offers a kitchen of any kind, clean and well-stocked. Impressive attention to nature and animal species that live on the island. Spa, wellness, sport and relax, there is definitely a gym, soccer, basketball and golf courses. Restaurants where you can eat fresh fish every day. I would definitely stay at Sun Island again. A thank you in particular is addressed to Shamin and Lera, kind and courteous boy in showing the attractions of the island.

  • Shauntpayne2 from United Kingdom reviewed

    on 09/11/2019 on TripAdvisor

    Just beautiful What an amazing place food and staff was amazing the island was very clean and tidy staff was very helpful and friendly only down side was the travelling but well worth it in the end ..

  • Justina H from United Kingdom reviewed

    on 02/11/2019 on TripAdvisor

    We booked Sun Island as a once in a life time holiday to celebrate both our 50th Birthdays and our 30th Wedding Anniversary. We had the most amazing time, we stayed in water bungalow 349. Which is one of the sunrise villas near to the Shark feeding area. Every evening we would go out onto the decking and watch the sharks and Ray's come in for feeding. Everywhere was just so quiet you wouldn't have believed the resort was nearly full, we would walk round the island everyday just enjoying the views. The only place that was ever busy was the pool area during the day and the entertainment area in the early evening. We would have liked a quiet area or bar where we could have got our all-inclusive drinks from as the main bar was a little too loud for us to talk. The staff are great and so attentive from Bikash who kept our room spotless, to Allam our waiter, The restaurant Manager who I never did catch his name through to Sheehan on the grill and all the others in the restaurant. As for the Bar we couldn't have asked for better service from Sanjay the manager who managed to find us every night and Tara how also came out of his way every day to say hello and as for our made up reserved table on our last evening it made us feel very special, thank you Sanjay and Tara. All the staff are just amazing, I know I have named only a few but they have all made our holiday something we will remember



Location

Sun Island Resort & Spa is located on Nalaguraidhoo Island in the South Ari Atoll, 107 kilometers south of the Malé International Airport. It is the biggest resort in Maldives and its scale comes with an unmatchable array of facilities along with very high value for costs.



What people are saying about Mystical Maldives

It was a very remarkable vacation we had in Angaga. My husband and I were able to spend our one-week honeymoon on a perfect Maldivian island. It would not be possible if it wasn’t for Mystical Maldives who helped us arrange this unforgettable experience. Thank you so much.

Anna Erik

We had the best time here in the Maldives as part of a three-week trip around Asia. The island is amazing and beautiful with crystal clear waters and wonderful sea life. Our agent from Mystical Maldives was very accommodating and gave us the best hotel choice. To sum up, it’s a very lovely vacation.

Simon W Smith

We are extremely satisfied with our stay in the Maldives on a beautiful small Island with a beach, in bungalows over the water. My family enjoyed the water activities. The calm scenery of the seaside was very relaxing. Our trip was perfectly arranged by Mystical Maldives. It’s the best travel experience we’ve had so far.

Radu M